July 28, 2021

Middle School Wrestler takes Gold at Finals

Andrew Cannon, an eighth-grader at Heard County Middle School, took home the only Gold medal for the Braves at the 2011 West Georgia Middle School Athletic Conference wrestling finals Saturday.

The all day event was held at Central Middle School in Carrollton and featured wrestling teams from seven different middle schools.

The medal for Cannon in the 175-pound weight class capped off an outstanding season in which he went undefeated (12-0) and pinned every single opponent with the exception of the final match where he defeated his Mt. Zion opponent on points.


He finished 3-0 Saturday and improved on his third place finish last year as a seventh-grader.

When asked about his achievements this year Andrew stated, “I have been pretty successful in football, wrestling, and track the last couple of years which proves to me that through Jesus Christ all things are possible.”

Cannon is a very religious young man who could be seen reading his Bible in between his matches Saturday.

As a team the Braves finished 5th at the meet edging out 6th place Carrollton by just two total points.

The overall championship at the tourney went to the host team the Central Lions who finished with an impressive 299.5 points which was well ahead of the 2nd place Bremen Blue Devils who had 257.5 points.

Rounding out the team standings following Bremen were Bay Springs Middle School in 3rd (228 pts.), Mt. Zion (205 pts.) in 4th, Heard (143 pts.) in 5th , Carrollton (141 pts. ) in 6th, and Bowdon (128 pts.) at 7th.

Several other Braves wrestlers also did well individually at the meet. Matthew Brown scored the Braves only 2nd place finish in the 165-pound class. Finishing in 3rd place were Kinley Cantrell (120-lbs), Keagan Spradlin (95-lbs), and Rad Brooks (160-lbs).

DeAndre Hadley (275 lbs) and Ethan Hand (185 lbs) finished in 4th place in their respective weight classes. First year coach Jake Yates stated after the meet that he was proud of his team’s effort all year long.

[gpslideshow]          2011 West Georgia Middle School Wrestling Finals (12/17/11)

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